Supporting Anxious Youth in School: School Nurse Webinar Series #4

Screening Tools and Trainings
GAD-7: Generalized Anxiety Disorder Screening Tool—English
GAD-7: Generalized Anxiety Disorder Screening Tool—Spanish (USA)
Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED)—Child Version
Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED)—Parent Version
Revised Children’s Anxiety and Depression Scale (RCADS)—Youth Report
Revised Children’s Anxiety and Depression Scale (RCADS)—Parent Report
Revised Children’s Anxiety and Depression Scale (RCADS)—User’s Guide
Free DSM-5 APA Measures

Austin Area Referrals for Anxiety Treatment
The Anxiety Study (Texas Anxiety Clinic at TCSC; ages 7-17)
For information, families can email or call 512-829-1484

Texas Child Study Center

Capital OCD & Anxiety Practice


Austin Child Guidance Center (ACGC)

Websites and Organizations
Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic at Temple University
Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety
The Child Anxiety Network
Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
UCLA Center for Child Anxiety, Resilience, Education and Support (CARES)
Help Your Keiki
Centers for Disease Control and Protection
National Institute of Mental Health

Chu, B. C., Skriner, L. C., & Staples, A. M. (2013). Behavioral avoidance across anxiety, depression, impulse, and conduct problems. In Transdiagnostic treatments for children and adolescents: Principles and practice (pp. 84-110). Guilford Press New York.

Craske, M. G., Treanor, M., Conway, C. C., Zbozinek, T., & Vervliet, B. (2014). Maximizing exposure therapy: an inhibitory learning approach. Behavior research and therapy, 58, 10-23.

Muggeo, M. A., & Ginsburg, G. S. (2018). School Nurse Perceptions of Student Anxiety. The Journal of School Nursing, 1059840517752457.

Neil, A. L., & Christensen, H. (2009). Efficacy and effectiveness of school-based prevention and early intervention programs for anxiety. Clinical psychology review, 29(3), 208-215.

Silverman, W. K., & Ollendick, T. H. (2005). Evidence-based assessment of anxiety and its disorders in children and adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 34(3), 380-411

Werner-Seidler, A., Perry, Y., Calear, A. L., Newby, J. M., & Christensen, H. (2
017). School-based depression and anxiety prevention programs for young people: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical psychology review, 51, 30-47.

National Institute of Mental Health (2016). Generalized Anxiety Disorder: When Worry Gets Out of Control. Retrieved from

Your anxious child: How parents and teachers can relieve anxiety in children
Dacey, J. & Fiore L. (2001)

You and Your Anxious Child: Free your child from fears and worries and create a joyful family life
Albano, A.M., with Pepper, Leslie (2013)

The Coping Cat: Parent Companion
Kendall, P.C., Podell, J., & Gosch, E. (2010)

The highly sensitive child: Helping children thrive when the world overwhelms them
Aron, E. (2002)

Freeing your child from anxiety: Powerful, practical solutions to overcome your child’s fears, worries and phobia
Chansky, T. (2008)

Helping your anxious child: A step-by-step guide for parents
Rapee, R. Spence, S. Cobham, V., & Wignall, A. (2008)

Additional Anxiety-Related Resources

Breath to Relax
Universal Breathing: Pranayama
Stop, Breath, Think
Relax Melodies
Meditation Timer Pro
Dartmouth College Website Relaxation Strategies

Thinking Traps
Detective Questions
Thermometer Handout 1
Thermometer Handout 2

Podcast Episode
Ginsburg, G. (Presenter), Hamilton, A. (Interviewer). (2017). Speaking of Psychology: Anxiety in children, episode 45 [Podcast]. Retrieved from

Relaxation Activities

Google Search: Breathing Techniques for kids
Google Search: Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Guided Imagery
Youtube – Hot Air Balloon Ride: A guided meditation for Kids, Children’s Visualization for Sleep and Dreaming